Female-friendly cycle fashions
- By London Cycling Campaign on at 07:08pm 18 Sep 2011
- Posted in: Advice, Buying a bike and other kit
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Cycling style FAQs by Amy Fleurot of Cyclodelic
Q: What's the best thing to wear to arrive fresh at work?
A: I swear by Merino Wool. It’s temperature regulating, antibacterial and soft against the skin; in other words you can ride all day not smell, then do it all again the next day without washing in between. Good for the environment and your work colleagues!
Q: Can I cycle in heels?
A: Of course! I like to make sure that mine have a strap around the back of the ankle and prefer chunky heels to stilettos on a bike. Wearing heels can even help as the extra height makes it easier to balance when putting your foot down at lights.
Q: What about cycling in skirts/dresses?
A: My favourite thing to wear on my bicycle is a slinky jersey dress, stretchy, comfortable and flattering, teamed with a thick pair of tights or leggings for modesty. Just be aware of tight pencil skirts.
Q: How do I avoid helmet hair?
A: It isn't compulsory in the UK to wear a helmet, but if you choose to and are worried about this, try tying a silk scarf around your head or wearing a cute cycling cap underneath. Both these options will reduce frizz on blustery days.